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Changing The Rules Of The Game:
Emerging Russian Jewish Philanthropy

Philanthropy PanelMonday, April 2 2012
6:30 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Event
Zinner Forum (Atrium), Heller
Free and Open to the public

This engaging conversation covered the unique aspects of the Russian­ speaking Jewish community and its philanthropic practice in North America and globally. Prominent panelists discussed lay leadership engagement, funding priorities, motivations and best practices. The program offered a glimpse at how this emerging community is bringing about change in the Jewish philanthropic world.


Ilia Salita, Executive Director, Genesis Philanthropy Group, North America
Gene Rachmansky, Executive Committee UJA Federation of New York, Attorney and Financier
Leonard Petlakh, Executive Director, Kings Bay YM-YWHA


David A. Mersky, Director of Education and Professional Development. F1sher-Bernstein Institute for Jewish Philanthropy

Sponsored by the Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry.

Cosponsored by the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program and the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy.

Directions to the Zinner Forum (Atrium), Heller.